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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The people of Thebes regard Oedipus as a ________.
2. Who are the group of women of Thebes who rushes on in a panic?
(a) The Messenger.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) The Singers.
(d) The Farmers.
3. Eteocles is urged to do what by the scout?
(a) Demolish the city.
(b) Prepare to defend the city.
(c) Run away.
(d) Go hide.
4. Who is Jocasta?
(a) Polyneices' wife.
(b) Oedipus' sister.
(c) Laius' daughter.
(d) Oedipus' wife.
5. Plays performed in ancient Greece highlight all of the following aspects of city life, except _____.
(a) Private life.
(b) Cultural life.
(c) Religious life.
(d) Social life.
Short Answer Questions
1. After Oedipus' adopts father is killed, Oedipus seeks revenge and kills _______ .
2. What type of violation is used to describe women being treated like treasures?
3. Who says, "Their reports will save me from all traps and deceptions?"
4. Who is the King of Thebes in the beginning of the Background?
5. As punishment for his crime, if Laius fathered any children, what would happen to the city of Thebes?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the Chorus use their senses to illustrate their fears of the war?
2. What is the significance of Amphiaraos' shield?
3. Which generals' match-up do you feel was the most unfair? Explain.
4. How does Eteocles view women, especially the Chorus?
5. What is the significance of the seventh battle?
6. What is the significance of Oedipus being rescued and raised by a farmer?
7. Why do you think Eteocles makes no comment regarding the attacking general Eteoklos but immediately sends out his general?
8. How is the sense of sound used in part 2?
9. Describe the theme of fate as depicted in part 2 of the play.
10. Why would the audience of this play find it ironic that Antigone and Ismene lived in the prospering city of Thebes?
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